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Is there still 5GBs of free tethering for the Verizon Plus users?
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Old 08/04/2012, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Now that the share everything plans are out, has anyone started a new plan with either of these phones and have tethering show up on the bill?




Also could someone merge this thread with the other?
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Old 09/19/2012, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Now that most Verizon users have switched to the share everything plan has anyone noticed the 5GBs of free data on the plan bill? Please answer
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Old 09/20/2012, 07:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Now that most Verizon users have switched to the share everything plan has anyone noticed the 5GBs of free data on the plan bill? Please answer
I still use my PrePlus with webOS 2.2.4, the mobile hotspot for me still works and my bill still reflects a free 5G hotspot, but I also am grandfather into unlimited, YMMV...

FYI I had heard Verizon lost some case concerning tethering, something about they can't prevent someone from doing it, net neutrality?
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Old 09/20/2012, 07:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I still use my PrePlus with webOS 2.2.4, the mobile hotspot for me still works and my bill still reflects a free 5G hotspot, but I also am grandfather into unlimited, YMMV...

FYI I had heard Verizon lost some case concerning tethering, something about they can't prevent someone from doing it, net neutrality?
Here's a story about that...might be useful for Android users since it covers some apps that can be used for tethering.

5 Apps To Tether Your Verizon Phone - AppNewser
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Old 09/20/2012, 11:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The ruling was more regarding censorship of or hindering access to Apps as a general violation, as opposed to tethering specific... Although tethering is what Vz was hindering.

From the FCC press release of the ruling:

"Verizon Wireless offers customers its 4G LTE service on C Block spectrum. Verizon Wireless bid at auction to acquire that spectrum, understanding that it was accompanied by open device and application obligations. Specifically, licensees offering service on C Block spectrum “shall not deny, limit, or restrict the ability of their customers to use the devices and applications of their choice on the licensee’s C Block network,” subject to narrow exceptions."

Here is a more full accounting:
FCC to Verizon: You Can No Longer Block Tethering Apps, Please Pay $1.25 Million to Say You are Sorry – Droid Life


And the original appearance of the issue on this forum (courtesy of mtiberio):
http://forums.webosnation.com/cdma-n...ring-news.html
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Old 09/20/2012, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So that means I can just use the stock app right
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Old 09/20/2012, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 09/21/2012, 07:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I switch back and forth from my Pre2 to my Pre+ way too often. Whenever I do, during the online MEID switching process, Verizon tells me they are removing tethering for $0.00/month when I go Pre+ => Pre2, and tell me the opposite, that they are adding free tethering when I go Pre2=>Pre+

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Old 09/21/2012, 11:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I switch back and forth from my Pre2 to my Pre+ way too often. Whenever I do, during the online MEID switching process, Verizon tells me they are removing tethering for $0.00/month when I go Pre+ => Pre2, and tell me the opposite, that they are adding free tethering when I go Pre2=>Pre+

YMMV
That is extremely interesting information.
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Old 01/11/2013, 06:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Prē and Pixi Plus users still get 5GBs of free tether.
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